Nepenthes ventricosa

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This species is known for its short, tubby red pitchers with wide, scalloped red lips or peristomes. Plants can remain compact for many seasons before reaching maturity with pitchers approaching 6 inches. It loves bright, filtered light, so grow it in a sunny windowsill.
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Plants You Receive

Medium-sized plants are shipped in 4-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Pitchers may or may not be present at the time of shipping.  Full maturity within 1-2 years.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical pitcher plant for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Rainforests of Southeast Asia.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through.
Soil: Equal parts dried sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Above 70°F during the day.  Nighttime drop of 10°-15° is recommended but not necessary.  Always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5

    Posted by Dan on August 18, 2020

    Tight compact growing plant. Great health.

  • 5
    Excellent experience

    Posted by F Khan on August 16, 2020

    Excellent service. Personalized experience. Beautiful plants as promised with great shipping technique.

  • 5
    Loving my new Nepenthes ventricosa!

    Posted by JEANNE ALOIA on August 16, 2020

    This is a spectacular little plant. It arrived (as usual) safely and healthy.

  • 5
    Nepenthes ventricosa

    Posted by Max Krutchen on July 28, 2020

    Got the small one and it came in a lot bigger than I was thinking with a few pitchers. Has acclimated well and is growing like a beast!

  • 5
    Arrived in excellent condition. Beautiful plants.

    Posted by Colleen Nielson on July 12, 2020

    Impressed with the condition they arrived in and the quality of the plant. Still in looks great.

  • 5

    Posted by Gregory Blakemore on July 8, 2020

    Excellent Sellers. The plants arrived healthy, in great shape, and very carefully packaged!

  • 5
    Great little pitcher plant.

    Posted by Thomas Wilson on April 8, 2020

    This is my first pitcher plant and it is growing very nicely along with putting new pitchers out.

  • 5
    Beautiful little pitchers

    Posted by Unknown on April 6, 2020

    This plant is growing and beginning to get pitchers. Sarracenia is awesome!